Merchants volunteers participated in the 41st Annual Variety Telethon in Des Moines and raised $2,962, which was matched with a $3,000 matching check from Merchants Bonding Company™ Foundation. Merchants’ total benefitting Variety Iowa – The Children’s Charity was $5,962.
The event enjoyed record-breaking success, raising $3,805,100 for The Children's Charity with the help of 2,000 volunteers. Since 1975, Iowans have joined together to contribute their time, talent and hearts to the annual Variety Telethon. Variety - The Children's Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa.